100,000 invited to post their genomes online – in the name of science

A hundred thousand British volunteers could have their genetic information available to anyone in the world. Some scientists warn the Personal Genome Project may be a step too far for confidentiality. The project is US-based and allows people to find out more about their genetic profiles, plus contribute to advances in medical science. Volunteers from […]

Can You Trust YouTube’s ’Dissident Protecting’ Face-Blurring Tool?

In what YouTube is calling a ’first step’ towards providing safety and security to activists and dissidents, the video-sharing website has launched a new tool that blurs faces in videos uploaded to its servers. Finally! Online anonymity – right? Wrong. While it sounds like a very useful feature, how much can we truly trust that […]

List of Keywords and Phrases DHS Uses to Monitor Social Networking Sites and Online Media

ShareThis List of Keywords and Phrases DHS Uses to Monitor Social Networking Sites and Online Media for Signs of Terrorism and Threats Posted by Lori Price, http://www.legitgov.org/ (I’m sure, also a keyword.) 27 May 2012 Citizens for Legitimate Government              

Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you

ShareThis Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you 26 May 2012 The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against […]

FCC drops Google ‘Street View’ investigation

FCC drops Google ‘Street View’ investigation (via AFP) US government telecom regulators have ended an investigation into Google’s “Street View” online mapping service gathering data from private wireless hotspots. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) enforcement bureau on Friday called for Google to pay a $25,000 penalty for stalling the probe but…         […]

Anonymous: CIA, Interpol websites ‘tango down’

ShareThis Anonymous: CIA, Interpol websites ‘tango down’ [What a shame!] 06 May 2012 The global hacktivst group known as Anonymous claims to have brought down the CIA and Interpol websites on Sunday. The attack is attributed to @AnonsTurkey, with the group using the twitter handle to say they are “hacking the world to save the […]

‘Expect more online attacks’ Anonymous hackers say

ShareThis ‘Expect more online attacks’ Anonymous hackers say 08 Apr 2012 The hacking group Anonymous says it will launch online attacks every weekend in the wake of allegations it disrupted access to the Home Office website. Anonymous Twitter messages warned of the attack on 4 April, and said: “EXPECT a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) […]

Court Declares Newspaper Excerpt on Online Forum is Fair Use, Righthaven in Ruins

EFF | Copyright troll Righthaven is now in shambles after another court ruling affirming fair use.              

More States Looking to Tax Online Sales

By Sandra Block, USA Today Attention, online shoppers. The days of tax-free online shopping may be coming to an end. Proposed legislation would force online retailers to start collecting sales taxes in a growing number of states. More than a dozen states have enacted legislation or rules to force online retailers to collect sales taxes […]

US Marines grilled over abuse video

ShareThis US Marines grilled over abuse video 14 Jan 2012 US investigators have identified the four Marines seen urinating on Afghan corpses in an inflammatory video and expect to bring charges against them soon, a senior military official told FOX News Channel today. The online video showed the US troops urinating on three bloodied corpses, […]